What is a fact about Bayern Munich? Bayern is the most successful club in German football history, having won a record 33 national titles, including 11 consecutively since 2013, and 20 Nations Cup, along with numerous European honours. Bayern Munich is without a doubt the strongest team in Germany. With its red kit, it makes itself known on the pitch; in fact, it is one of the most popular clubs in the world. But many international fans may not be aware of the history behind some of the club’s more interesting details, including what “Mia San Mia” means, why the club wears red, why the team has a great history, or what is so special about their stadium. If you are one such fan, here are 5 interesting facts about Bayern Munich you need to know before going on a trip to watch them live. Why does Bayern Munich have the motto “Mia San Mia”? To understand why Bayern Munich uses this motto, you must first understand what it means. Bayern Munich is a team from the German region Bavaria, and the above-mentioned phrase means “We are We” in the Bavarian dialect. But why do they use this motto? Bayern Munich is a German multi-sport club and is internationally known mainly because of its football team. The club is proud of its history and where they come from, so their motto represents their strength. Why does Bayern Munich wear red? We’ve seen Bayern change their uniform a few times throughout their history. It’s mostly red, but it’s not unusual to see blue strips in their home kits. However, in 2018, the fans of Bayern Munich started a protest against the club regarding the team colours. Bayern supporters didn’t want the club to use navy blue in the official club uniform for the simple reason that it is the main colour of their rivals Munich 1860. So, why did they choose red? To Bayern fans, red is considered a strong symbol of identity and belonging to the team. The protest made by the fans was called Paragraph 1. During a match against Hertha Berlin, the fans displayed a giant red and white shirt from the 1990s with the inscription the club colours are red and white. After a series of protests, the club chose to satisfy the fans and change the team colours. Has Bayern Munich ever been relegated? In the late 1950s, Bayern’s rivals TSV 1860 Munich were regarded as the most prestigious club in Bavaria. The Bundesliga was created in 1963, and three years later, in 1860 Munich become champions of Germany. However, a few years later, they found themselves competing in the second and third divisions. On the other hand, Bayern Munich achieved promotion to Bundesliga in 1965 and has never been relegated since! But not only that: Bayern managed to stay on top and secure the most coveted prizes, unlike their rivals who went from champions to the third division. An elite team Bayern Munich is the strongest team in Germany. They have won many titles both at home and abroad. 31 championships 20 national cups 9 German Super Cups 6 German League Cups Bayern Munich became the only German club to achieve the treble by winning the league, national cup, and Champions League in the 2012/2013 season and managed to achieve a second treble in 2020 when they also won the German Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup. This means Bayern Munich was only the second club in history to achieve the sextuple after FC Barcelona in 2009. Allianz Arena, the stadium of the champions Bayern Munich’s stadium is called the Allianz Arena. The insurance company Allianz bought the naming rights for 30 years. It was inaugurated on 30 May 2005 and has a capacity of 75 000 people in the Bundesliga, or 70 000 for international matches. The name of the stadium goes against FIFA and UEFA regulations on stadium advertising, so during the 2006 World Cup matches played at the venue, the name was changed to FIFA World Cup Stadium Munich, and during Champions League matches the Allianz Arena is called Fußball Arena München. The stadium belonged both to Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich, and the construction costs worth 340 million euros were divided between the two clubs. In 2006, however, in 1860 Munich sold its shares for only 11 million euros to Bayern Munich. But this did not prevent 1860 Munich from playing in the stadium until 2017. The stadium is located on the northern outskirts of the city of Munich and is surrounded by shopping centres, restaurants, and shops. A large green space with parks and cycle paths. Furthermore, it is not difficult to get to the stadium as there is Europe’s largest covered car park in the vicinity of the stadium.